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U.S. Seeks More Trainers for Iraq from Coalition

The Associated Press reports that “Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that he wants coalition and other Arab countries to “greatly” increase the number of trainers they provide for Iraqi security forces and police, and said the U.S. will also look at boosting its numbers.”  

“Speaking to reporters as he traveled to Paris for a meeting with several, mainly European, defense ministers, Carter said the U.S. is open to doing more when there is an opportunity ‘to make a difference.'”  

“‘I think we’re certainly open to that,’ Carter said when asked if the U.S. would consider providing more trainers. But he added that other countries can also provide more training so ‘there’s no reason why the United States should do all of that.'”

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